Spring is here and the time to reveal your inner skin beauty has arrived. Winter time can make us somewhat lax on the skin care regime side of things as we prefer to snuggle under the doona than apply serums and creams. My top 5 Spring Skin Care Products will help you shed the winter dead skin layers and claim back your Spring goddess skin.
As the weather warms up so do the special occasions, functions and end of year festivities that can leave the skin begging for more lotions and potions to rehydrate. This is the time of year to prep, smooth, refine and rejuvenate in the build up to our increased social calender.


Here are more top 5 Spring Skin Tips to get your skin in an oh so luscious state.


1) Give me A for Anti-Ageing: Vitamin A is a woman’s best friend or anyone looking to slow down the ageing clock. Keep your collagen in tip top production by feeding your skin Vitamin A in the form of either Retinol or Retinaldehyde. It will increase your skins scaffolding aka collagen whilst minimizing pores and smoothing the skins surface (now we all need some smoothing especially for a photo finish look). Tip: make sure you exfoliate at least once a week when using Vitamin A otherwise you will not achieve that smooth finish. Vitamin A encourages your skin to speed up in cellular turnover, so you must exfoliate to remove this excess dead skin coming up to the surface. Our favourite Vitamin A Products are the SkinMedica .25%, .5% and the 1%. Skin Matrix Rebuild Level 1 and Level 2. Start on the lower doses if you are new to Vitamin A and slowly progress up.

2) Sunscreen – seriously! My clients think I am a cracked record but honestly this is one of the most effective ways to really prevent sun spots, an increase in premature ageing, a breakdown of collagen and elastin and of course skin cancer. My ideal scenario is to apply Osmosis Protect (our favourite mineral sunscreen spf 30 – no nasties) to the face and neck every day as part of your skin care regime. Natural Sunscreens like the Osmosis Protect do not smell or feel like a traditional chemically laden greasy sunscreen. It is an absolute delight to wear and the perfect answer for teens as it acts as a moisturiser as well for young skins. I personally still use a moisturiser underneath as I have a dry skin type. Then throughout the day as your sunscreen diminishes in performance you can top up your UV protection with a nifty little loose powder from Colorescience called Sunforgettable Brush On Sunscreen in Fair, Medium and Tan. So easy to use, can keep this little gem stored in your hand bag for ease of application in the afternoon.

3) Beauty starts from within: Beauty Boosters will provide you with essential minerals and vitamins to reveal your inner radiance. Beauty Boosters is a premium skincare supplement range designed to maximise the total skincare routine ¬om the inside. Australian Made.
Collagen-C is a unique formula that offers amino acids proline and glycine. It contains the antioxidant Vitamin C that plays a vital role in collagen formation, helping to maintain healthy skin. It assists to reduce the risk of cell damage from free radicals. Collagen-C also aids in the maintenance of general wellbeing. We recommend taking 1-2 capsules a day with meals or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Complexion Perfection contains Fish oil, a natural source of Omega 3 fatty acids EPA & DHA, that are essential for normal growth and development. Omega 3 fatty acids are very important as the body cannot produce them and we can therefore only obtain them from the diet. Evening Primrose oil is a natural source of Gamma Linolenic acid and traditionally used in herbal medicine to assist the relief of dry itchy skin conditions. Complexion Perfection provides a balanced blend of oils to deliver natural Omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids. For optimum results, take 2 to 3 capsules twice a day with meals.
Glow Better contains vitamins and minerals to support healthy hair, skin and nails. Formulated with ingredients that help produce connective tissue and collagen, it contains riboflavin, essential for tissue repair processes such as general growth of hair, skin and nails. Glow Getter contains potent antioxidants that are known to reduce the risk of cellular damage from free radicals and assist in the maintenance and improvement of general wellbeing. Glow Getter contains Zinc which supports healthy skin renewal processes, plus Silicon, Biotin and MSM. Take just one Glow Getter tablet daily with meals or as directed by your healthcare professional.

4) Add a little AHA in your skin care regime: Typically, one may thing that AHA’s and BHA’s (fruit acids) are for acne and breakouts skins. Not so, gentle daily use of AHA’s will loosen intercellular glue that holds dead skin together. Super charge your exfoliation routine with regular AHA use and you will see the difference. Pores minimize, make up glides on effortlessly and skin feels soft and silky to the touch. Not to mention your other skin care products will make it deeper into your skin into the layers that matter. Our Skin Matrix AHA Exfoliating Scrub will be your weekly best friend for skin smoothness whilst adding the Alpha-H Liquid Gold (or liquid gold rose for dry skins) daily will improve skin within a very short time, I noticed a difference the first time I used it. Skin felt so soft and luscious after just one use. Highly recommend these 2 products for smooth and flawless complexion goals.

5) Give me a C and a B for every morning. Why? Because these 2 Vitamins not only stimulate collagen for a more youthful complexion, they assist in keeping the skin bright and those pesky sun spots at bay. They increase cell strength with their antioxidant supply that protects cells from UV and free radical damage. What is free radical damage? Eg. When the sun makes contact with the skin, it can damage one of your molecules by destroying its atom. This molecule then hunts for another healthy cell to steal its atom, and the process continues, these rouge cells hunt healthy cells destroying everything in their path. Protect your cells with a daily dose and C and B. Our favourites are the Skin Matrix Skin Perfection Serum or the IQ serum. The Aspect Extreme C and Extreme B, PCA Skin C E Max (no B in this one).

 

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